This post contains affiliate links. As far as goals, I completely tanked on 2020 goals. Thankfully, 2021 goals were much more successful! Today, the last day of 2021, I want to close out my yearly goals. This is my goals for 2021 end of year recap.
Read 26 Books
This goal is 135% accomplished. I read 35 books this year. (I also shared my favorite 8 books I read this year, if you’re interested.):
Complete Half of The Bible in a Year Program
This goal is 100% accomplished. I listened to 183 days of Father Mike Schmitz’s podcast, The Bible in a Year.
Complete & Utilize Two Trainings for My Blog
I partially completed this goal, but it felt haphazard, so I’m working on this goal again in 2022.
Live a Healthier Life
Yes! I broke down this goal, and while I didn’t accomplish all of the steps as I broke them down, I did improve my health a lot in 2021. I now exercise at least two hours every week (usually 30 minutes walking on the treadmill four times a week), and I lost 45 pounds this year. Last year, I lost 16.5 pounds, so over the last two years, I’ve lost 61.5 pounds.
I haven’t decided if I’ll continue with Weight Watchers in 2022. I was loving both their purple and green programs. Then, in November they changed programs, and my weight loss stalled. In December, I abandoned WW and did my own thing and lost 6 pounds. So, I just don’t know. I may try it again in January, and if it isn’t effective for me, I’ll stop.
Find and Eliminate Time Wasters
I started out strong with this but didn’t make any progress after June. I’ll keep working on this in 2022.
In January, I found ways to reduce my time in the kitchen!
In February, I started limiting my social media time to 30 minutes a day.
In March and April, I had my kids taking cooking classes so they could cook a few times a week and give my husband and me a break!
In May, I rearranged my schedule with the kids’ help so that I have about two hours during the day to work rather than doing all my work on the weekend.
Research My Ancestry
This goal is 100% complete. My Ancestry.com subscription is done. However, for Mother’s Day, the kids and my husband gave me money that I can use for ancestry research. I plan to get a subscription to newspaperarchive.com so I can learn about those ancestors, but I’m going to wait a few months because the next few months will likely be busy for us. I plan to work on this again closer to wintertime.
Declutter the House
This goal is 100% complete. We definitely could declutter more, but for what I wanted to accomplish in 2021, we’re done. Best of all, there are no piles of clutter on my bedroom floor like there used to be.
Complete Home Improvement Projects
This goal is 100% complete!
I was able to finish up this goal in December when we had our master bathroom shower redone in tile, had our ugly wall-to-wall sink mirror removed and add backsplash to our kitchen.
Kitchen Cabinet Repainting & Backsplash Added
In January we painted our kitchen cabinets white. Then, in December we added backsplash.
Roof Repair & Exterior House Painting
July was a costly but productive home improvement month. We had our roof repaired because we had several broken tiles.
Then, we finally got the exterior painted. I never really cared for the peachy color it was when we bought the house. The color just seemed like it was from the 90s. I like the new color scheme much better.
We have a patio off the back of our house, and since we moved in, large pieces of the paint blew off during monsoon storms. The painters said that whoever did the painting before just painted directly on the ceiling dry wall, which made it not stay on. This painting company sent out a man who put on three layers of plaster over the drywall before they painted. It looks so much better!
New Curtain for the Front Door Window
I wanted to buy some curtains for our house, but I waited until Amazon Prime Day. The first curtain I replaced was the ratty green one by our front door. I replaced it with a creamy one that makes the entry way much brighter.
Painted Our Living Room & Ceiling
Wasn’t the living room ugly before?
Painted the kids’ bathroom cabinets
Painted PB & J Girl’s Bedroom Ceiling
The only thing we didn’t get accomplished this year was replacing our livingroom carpet. That’s on hold indefinitely.
Maybe Teach Bookworm to Drive
This isn’t complete, but Bookworm has progressed from driving in the parking lot, to the neighborhood, to the main roads by our house on off-peak times. He’s growing more confident, and I’m certain he’ll be getting his driver’s license in six months on his 18th birthday.
Did you set goals for 2021? If so, how did you do?